The bear and the bunny are friends who like to wander in the woods, look for things to eat, sing songs, and talk things over. Read more...
The bear and the bunny are friends who like to wander in the woods, look for things to eat, sing songs, and talk things over. One day, the bunny asks the bear, "Why do we not have some kind of pet?" Well, the bear is not sure what a pet is. So the bunny explains that it s an animal that you take care of and feed, and one that loves you. But a pinecone is not the right pet for a bear and a bunny. And a caterpillar is nice, but it may not be very much fun. After a much-needed nap in the forest, will these two find their perfect pet? Beloved author Daniel Pinkwater and masterful illustrator Will Hillenbrand return with another charming and humorous story starring the sweetest of friends, a bear and bunny."
- ISBN-13: 9780763671532
- ISBN-10: 0763671533
- Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
- Publish Date: December 2015
- Page Count: 40
- Reading Level: Ages 2-5
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-10-12
- Reviewer: Staff
Bear and the rabbit he met in Bear in Love (2012) are now the best of friends, exploring the woods together and apart. "You see, the bear is sure the bunny is a very small bear," Pinkwater writes. "The bunny is sure the bear is a very large bunny. This is not so, but it would be too hard to explain it to them." Once they meet, they stroll aimlessly, make idle conversation, and take naps, with the white bunny sprawled on the bear's broad back. Bear collects pinecones. Bunny points out a caterpillar. They decide they want a pet, determine that neither pinecones nor caterpillars suffice, and adopt a tree frog, which they believe to be a "kitty." Hillenbrand's mixed-media illustrations convey the duo's ease and amiability, with the bear resembling an adult Pooh and the pink-cheeked bunny another species of Piglet. Pinkwater's meandering narrative mimes children's improvisational storytelling, and there are plenty of chuckles to be had over the misunderstandings of his none-too-bright characters. Ages 25. Author's agent: Jennifer Laughran, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Illustrator's agent: Brenda Bowen, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (Dec.)